file locking

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file locking

[′fil ‚läk·iŋ]
(computer science)
A technique that prevents processing of a file by more than one program or user at a time, ensuring that a file in use by one user is made unavailable to others.
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Other advanced functions contain hide or lock file, folder or disk, record duration of computer idle time.
Lazarus Group, also known as Hidden Cobra and Guardians of Peace, used WannaCry to exploit a flaw in Windows operating systems to lock files on computers and demand a ransom, payable in Bitcoin," she said.
Using Securer Folders, you can compartmentalize files that will make them accessible only to you - you can lock files using a pattern, a PIN or a biometric authentication system.
When using the GBF (GeuteBruckFile) format, users can now lock files so that other users cannot export it again.